The Perfidious Parrot (Amsterdam Cops #14) (Paperback)

The Perfidious Parrot (Amsterdam Cops #14) Cover Image
Backordered at Our Warehouse. ETA Unavailable.


The fourteenth Amsterdam Cops Mystery

Retired policemen Grijpstra and de Gier are being blackmailed. The threat is a serious one: to set the income tax authority on them. The blackmailers, a wealthy yacht owner and his son, want them to investigate the mysterious hijacking of a supertanker’s entire cargo in the Caribbean. The Amsterdam cops reluctantly agree to take the case. Their rendezvous is in Key West, where they are confronted with a murder.

About the Author

Janwillem van de Wetering (1931–2008) was born and raised in Rotterdam, but lived most recently in Surry, Maine. He served as a member of the Amsterdam Special Constabulary and was once a Zen Buddhist monk. He is renowned for his detective fiction, including Outsider in Amsterdam; The Corpse on the Dike; Death of a Hawker; The Maine Massacre, which garnered him the Grand Prix de Littérature Policière; and ten other books in the Amsterdam Cops series.

Praise For…

Praise for The Perfidious Parrot

“One of their most exotic adventure to date . . . A shamelessly materialistic good time is had by all.”
The New York Times Book Review

“Sit back and revel in the pleasures of van de Wetering’s original take on everything from police corruption to the U.S. Military’s role in international oil piracy.”
Chicago Tribune

Washington Post Book World

"For lovers of the Amsterdam Cops, this is an especially exotic treat; for newcomers it will be a sparkling and more than usually offbeat introduction."
Publishers Weekly, Starred Review

“A worthwhile and spiritually side-splitting experience.”
Maine Times

“What the author has pulled off here is significant: He's managed to write a noir thriller animated by a genuine (if cynical) sense of humor.”
Islands Magazine
Product Details
ISBN: 9781569471302
ISBN-10: 1569471304
Publisher: Soho Crime
Publication Date: July 1st, 2003
Pages: 320
Language: English
Series: Amsterdam Cops